College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

Luna Yoga: A Wellness Program for Female Counselors and Counselors-in-Training to Foster Self-Awareness and Connection

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-27-2017

Keywords

burnout, creativity in counseling, social support, stress, well-being, wellness, yoga

Publication Title

Journal of Creativity in Mental Health

ISSN

1540-1391

Volume

13

Issue/No.

2

Abstract

Yoga has gained popularity as a way to relieve stress and maintain well-being. It may also be a helpful resource for counselors to learn effective self-care strategies to sustain personal wellness and professional competence. This pilot study examined the impact of Luna Yoga, a four-week program created specifically for women to enhance creativity, connection, and self-awareness, and facilitate a socially supportive environment unlike traditional yoga sessions. This pilot study employed a delayed treatment control group design to test the impact of the Luna Yoga intervention on reported levels of wellness, resulting in an increase in social wellness among female professional counselors and counselors-in-training.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1080/15401383.2017.1348918

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